pep·​py ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio)
peppier; peppiest
: full of pep
peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peppy was in 1914

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“Peppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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